Girls for a Change

Welcome to Girls for a Change!

We’re a grass-roots initiative whose mission is “to empower girls to embrace their future, confident about their individuality, supported by friends, parents, and mentors and secure in their ability to lead and to achieve self-sufficiency, balance, fulfillment and success.”

Girls for a Change empowers girls to embrace their futures, secure in their ability to create and contribute to the world they envision. Short term goals are to: 1)  increase girls awareness of themselves, their communities and their world 2) increase girls understanding of their strengths, abilities and opportunities; and 3) build leadership and civic engagement skills. Long term goals are to: 1) prevent teen pregnancy, substance abuse; 2) ensure appropriate physical, emotional and social development; 3) foster citizens who will be an asset to their families, communities and world; and 4) improve girls ability to achieve self sufficiency.

Recently, we have:

  • Successfully hosted our 10th Annual Girls for a Change “REAL beauty” Conference with Keynote Speakers Alexis Wineman and Missy O’Malley!
  • Participated in the Outdoor Nation Signature Summit in Seattle, WA- 4 girls met with 160 young people ages 16-28 from the Northwestern states to discuss issues around getting individuals outdoors. GFAC received a grant to fund a project to raise awareness about getting outdoors.  The trip was funded by The North Face.
  • Hosted a group of Brazilian exchange students to participate in dialogue about what is 100% possible in our lives!
  • Celebrated real beauty during “Love Your Body Day”

We’ve got great things planned for thefuture, so thank you for your interest and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, or if you want to join our mailing list sign up for our free email newsletter.

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Girls for a Change is not related to the San Jose-based organization Girls for a Change. If you are looking for the San Jose-based organization please visit